Android Studio: disable design tab or change key binding to open it


The design tab is getting in my way as I develop. In particular the keyboard command CTRL-SHIFT-ARROW is navigating me to it when I want to do partial word selection.

The design tab isn’t something that I use for a variety of reasons.

Is there a way to disable the design tab altogether or change the keyboard binding?


You can disable design tab as default to open layout files. There is a settings icon on the top right corner of design tab. It contains a switch to prefer XML editor as default.
settings icon
prefer xml switch

Answered By – Kirill Boyarshinov

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